In the world of apps, there’s new crap every day. Some of it is great, some of it is useless -- but we get it anyway. Lucky for us, a new app was just released that is actually useful and worth the 99 cents you pay for it. Brett Burmeister is the mastermind behind Food Carts Portland (and is a former Pulp contributor) who has worked with local developer Ken Baer to turn his helpful website into an application that helps you get all the info you need to plan your day’s meals. Or your week’s meals. Whatever.
The application is called (you guessed it) Food Carts Portland. It’s only for the iPhone right now, but it’s definitely a must-have if you’re a cart regular. You can search for specific vendors, different areas or different food types. Are you unfamiliar with carts in NE? No problem. Just go to the “location” tab and click on Northeast. You’ll get a list of the four intersections with carts.
Want to hit up a late-night cart? Click the “hours” tab and you can choose “late night” to get a list of carts with extended hours. And, of course, there’s the “cuisine” tab, which lets you search for anything from Bosnian food to desserts or sandwiches.
Once you know where you’re going, you can see the cart’s profile, which includes pictures, a sample menu, hours, contact information, etc. Makes it really easy to plan a cart lunch meet-up!
The app is useful, easy to navigate and for a limited time it’s only 99 cents. You know you’ve paid more for worse, so check it out!
Did you already get it? What do you think?